BOSTON—Two hundred CRE professionals met for a half-day event at the State Room here to network with their peers and get the latest on the movements of the region's CRE.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Named the city’s first chief of economic development, a key post in a new administration that has promised major changes at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, John F. Barros will deliver the Keynote Address. He will touch on job growth, redevelopment and what we can expect to see in Boston’s future.
Chief of Economic Development
City of Boston
Industry experts in the Boston region will cover the state of the market and provide an outlook for 2014 into 2015. With the high demand for space in greater Boston, industry leaders will reveal the driving factors in each sector.
Director and Co-Chair, Real Estate Group
Goulston & Storrs
John S. Hamilton
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Acquisitions
Pyramid Hotel Group
John Hynes III
CEO / Managing Partner
Boston Global Investors
Vice President - Development
Bruce A. Percelay
Chairman and Founder
The Mount Vernon Company
Goulston & Storrs, Presidential Sponsors of RealShare Boston, will present a White Paper based on their recent national Climate Change Resilience Survey. The survey was created to gauge the awareness and concern of owners, developers and investors about climate-based threats to their properties. The resulting White Paper presentation will stress the importance of climate change and its impact on the strategies of commercial real estate professionals. Hear from the experts themselves and find out how you can protect your assets during this special presentation.
Director and Co-Leader, Climate Change Resilience Task Force
Goulston & Storrs
As Boston continues to progress into the innovation hub, creative space is still at the forefront of tenant demand. Not only are tech companies looking for original office space, but media organizations, design firms and other innovative companies are looking to jump in as well. With constant innovation and competition, bio tech companies are looking for more inventive work spaces. But perhaps the biggest news for Boston was the arrival of shared space companies. Hear from office experts on what is driving the demand, what tenants are looking for as they take on new space, and what is being redeveloped and transformed into creative office space.
Boston’s multifamily market is hot and everyone wants in on the action. Both local and outside buyers from across the country are investing in the multifamily space Boston has to offer. What are the future plans for urging builders to develop more middle class housing in Boston's neighborhoods, as opposed to more extravagantly-priced downtown condos? With the population of millennials growing in downtown Boston, how will these multifamily projects cater to their needs? Hear from multifamily experts on what’s fueling the apartment boom.
Trisha M. Endaz
Walker & Dunlop
Director – Boston Area
Institutional Property Advisors
Cornerstone Realty Capital, LLC
Senior Vice President - Development
Avalon Bay Communities Inc.
Biria St. John
Executive Vice President/Partner